University of Dayton — Assistant Director / Career Advisor


The University of Dayton Career Services office is a team of dedicated, caring professionals committed to providing excellent career-related resources, programs, services and opportunities to build confidence and job search skills. We serve as a connecting point between students, faculty, alumni and employers in an increasingly diverse and globally-influenced job market. We are a leader in career planning and preparation, balancing the latest technology with professional guidance in the Marianist tradition.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide career guidance to students and alumni, individually and in groups, including choice of major and career, resume construction, job search strategy, networking, interviewing and other relevant career issues. The Assistant Director will serve as a liaison to the School of Business Administration and maintain regular contact with department leaders and faculty, and provide customized guidance and programming. The position also functions as a generalist and will advise all majors in addition to assigned liaison areas. Teach career development courses. The Assistant Director will participate in or lead special projects and events, deliver presentations, and serve on committees as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree completed by June 2022.
  • Two years of experience working with students in a higher education setting (this may include time spent working as a Graduate Assistant).
  • Demonstrated experience presenting workshops to large and small audiences.
  • Knowledge of career related issues, such as resume construction, interviewing, job strategy, etc.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Willingness to travel for career events and conferences, including some overnight and weekend travel.
  • A valid driver license with less than six points is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, college student personnel, higher education administration, education, human resources or related field.
  • Experience with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to establish rapport with a wide variety of people.
  • Experience with career support software, such as Handshake or an applicant tracking system.
  • Experience working with international students and people from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Dynamic public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Experience with planning and executing events.
  • Computer proficiency, particularly in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Experience utilizing social media as networking tools such as LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Supervision experience with student staff members or interns.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic, Marianist work environment.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.